Calumet graduate, Lia Tervo has been selected as the 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient by Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design. The Brule Scholarship, funded by Dave and Elsa Brule, is a $20,000 competitive art scholarship for new students. Tervo plans to major in Graphic Design, which she hopes will lead to a flexible work-from-home career that will allow her to travel.
“My biggest goal in life is to travel the world someday so if I have a [...]
Exhibit Dates: October 22 to November 24, 2020
Reception: Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
Finlandia University Gallery has rescheduled the gallery exhibition for the 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition for October, 2020.
Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) celebrates its seniors this week as they complete their Diploma Works Exhibition artwork. Graduates Annah Smiddy, Chelsea LaPalme, Denia Bent, Mindy Aho and Shannon Chouinard faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the [...]
For Robert Lake (BFA, ’07), design has always been an important part of his life.
“I grew up liking art and drawing, and when I got to high school, I was unsure of what direction to go,” said Lake. “I began looking into Finlandia’s Industrial and Product Design program and decided to come here because I liked to draw vehicles.”
For Lake, the small class sizes and opportunities to work on projects enhanced his learning experience.
Leading the Pride continues in the month of June by talking with Digital Arts and Animation major, Ashlee Kranz (’16). Kranz is a freelance digital and graphic artist at her own company, Dream Chaser Studios in Goodman, WI. She has recently been involved with the movie series, Northbound, which is filmed in the UP.
Listen as host Olivia Myers and Kranz talk about freelancing as a career choice, the lessons she’s learned from martial arts, and the offers artists [...]
Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from May 4 to May 29, 2019, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The artists will be introduced at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments [...]
A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A student and alumni fashion show will begin at 7:20 p.m., followed by a presentation of awards for artistic excellence. The reception is free and open to [...]
Yana Dee Weglarz (’04), owner of Yana Dee, an ethical apparel made in Michigan clothing store, reflects on her experience at Finlandia and discusses the best parts of being a business owner.
Weglarz, an alumni of Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design, started her own clothing line after graduating. Her business places a strong focus on ethics not only in the materials used to create the clothing, but also in the business decisions and their effect on the [...]
This week Finlandia Fridays was joined by Gini Brewer the International School of Art and Design (ISAD) coordinator. Stepping into the role this year, Brewer is in charge of helping students with admissions processes as well as doing administrative assistant tasks within the Art and Design department.
Brewer, who studied fiber and fashion design at Finlandia, said that being able to study and work at FinnU has been like “coming home.” Initially starting her studies when Finlandia was still [...]